Mum says jockey ‘lucky’ to live

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS - HE­LEN KEMP­TON

FOR­MER Tas­ma­nian jockey Raquel Clark, 28, is stiff and sore but chat­ting to fam­ily by phone from hospi­tal after fall­ing in a race in South Aus­tralia.

Her mother Marie Beamish, from Pen­guin, said she watched her daugh­ter’s race at Mor­phettville Race­course on TV but missed the ac­ci­dent.

Her mount in Race 7, Goodgee, had clipped the heels of an­other horse as they slowed down after the race.

“She went straight over the top of the horse’s head and the horse landed on her,” Mrs Beamish said.

“She is very lucky. I am not sure how much the horse weighed but you would have to think about 500kg.”

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